The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905654

Category: Poetry

Page: 1056

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The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' alongside verse from less familiar figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal.

The new Penguin book of romantic poetry

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth

Publisher: Lane, Allen

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 1005

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The years following the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 saw a matchless flowering of poetry, in which a new mood emerged. Romanticism was an exaltation of the imagination, a celebration of creativity and an expression of feeling in its most elevated form, which is at the root of our modern understanding of nature, beauty and love. Organised by theme and genre, this collection reveals unexpected connections and shared preoccupations and allows us to see the Romantics in a fresh light. Thus Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley appear as masters of comedy; Burns and Byron speak of the relationship between man and nature; and Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal. And the acknowledged genius of Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Kubla Khan', and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' is set alongside verse from less familiar figures, including a strong representation of women poets, among them Charlotte Smith, Felicia Hemans & Letitia Elizabeth Landon.

The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry

Author: Patrick Crotty

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241387981

Category: Poetry

Page: 1120

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The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry features the work of the greatest Irish poets, from the monks of the ancient monasteries to the Nobel laureates W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney, from Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith to Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, along with a profusion of lyrics, love poems, satires, ballads and songs. Reflecting Ireland's complex past and lively present, this collection of Irish verse is an indispensable guide to the history, culture and romance of one of Europe's oldest civilizations. In his introduction to this new Penguin Classics edition, Patrick Crotty explores the traditions of poetry in Ireland, and relates the rich variety of the poems to the long and frequently troubled history of the island.

English Romantic Verse

Author: David Wright

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913045

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

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English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence. Nearly all the famous piéces de résistance will be found here - 'Intimations of Immortality', 'The Ancient Mariner', 'The Tyger', excerpts from 'Don Juan' - as well as some less familiar poems. As far as possible the poets are arranged in chronological order, and their poems in order of composition, beginning with eighteenth-century precursors such as Gray, Cowper, Burns and Chatterton. Naturally most space has been given over to the major Romantics - Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Clare and Keats - although their successors, poets such as Beddoes and Poe, are included too, as well as early poems by Tennyson and Browning. In an excellent introduction David Wright discusses the Romantics as a historical phenomenon, and points out their central ideals and themes.

German Poetry

An Anthology from Klopstock to Enzensberger

Author: Martin Swales

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521312646

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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The works of seventeen German poets from the mid-eighteenth century to the present are supplemented by brief notes and an introductory essay on the history and nature of lyric poetry.

The Penguin book of Spanish verse

Author: John Michael Cohen

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: 9780140585704

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 596

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Poems in the original Spanish are accompanied by English translations and represent each period of Spanish literature


The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

Author: Henry Eliot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141990937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

Sturmhöhe

Reclam Taschenbuch

Author: Emily Bronte

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 315961302X

Category: Fiction

Page: 457

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Das Stürmische, Wilde und Raue der nordenglischen Moor- und Heidelandschaft hat sich tief eingeprägt in die Charaktere dieses Romans, der im Dezember 1847 erschien, ein Jahr nur, bevor Emily Brontë dreißigjährig an Schwindsucht starb. Niemand legt den von Ingrid Rein kongenial übersetzten Band aus den Händen, bevor er weiß, wie's ausgeht: "Ist Mr. Heathcliff ein Mensch? Wenn ja, ist er verrückt? Und wenn nicht, ist er ein Teufel?" Sturmhöhe ist ein dramatisches, stellenweise grausig-geniales Stück Weltliteratur.

The Penguin Book of the Sonnet

500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English

Author: Phillis Levin

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140589290

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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Features more than six hundred sonnets from notable poets representing the Elizabethan, Romantic, and Victoria eras, as well as writers from the Harlem Renaissance and contemporary authors.

John Keats

Selected Poems

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141922680

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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Keats is one of the major figures in the second generation of Romantic Poets and was considered by Tennyson to be the greatest poet of the nineteenth century. The preoccupying themes of Keats' poetry are love, art, sorrow, the natural world and thenature of the imagination. However, his poetry is often also indirectly critical of conventional political, religious, and sexual beliefs. This collection contains pieces from different periods in his short life, from his earliest verse to his later unpublished poems. It also includes his best-loved works, such as The Eve of St Agnes, Lamia, and the Odes, and extracts from Endymion.


Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell,Milada Krautmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783401504742

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The Complete Poems

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141961007

Category: Poetry

Page: 752

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Keats’s first volume of poems, published in 1817, demonstrated both his belief in the consummate power of poetry and his liberal views. While he was criticized by many for his politics, his immediate circle of friends and family immediately recognized his genius. In his short life he proved to be one of the greatest and most original thinkers of the second generation of Romantic poets, with such poems as ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, ‘On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer’ and ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’. While his writing is illuminated by his exaltation of the imagination and abounds with sensuous descriptions of nature’s beauty, it also explores profound philosophical questions. John Barnard’s acclaimed volume contains all the poems known to have been written by Keats, arranged by date of composition. The texts are lightly modernized and are complemented by extensive notes, a comprehensive introduction, an index of classical names, selected extracts from Keats’s letters and a number of pieces not widely available, including his annotations to Milton’s Paradise Lost.


The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

Author: Robert Chandler,Irina Mashinski,Boris Dralyuk

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141972262

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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An enchanting collection of the very best of Russian poetry, edited by acclaimed translator Robert Chandler together with poets Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, poetry's pre-eminence in Russia was unchallenged, with Pushkin and his contemporaries ushering in the 'Golden Age' of Russian literature. Prose briefly gained the high ground in the second half of the nineteenth century, but poetry again became dominant in the 'Silver Age' (the early twentieth century), when belief in reason and progress yielded once more to a more magical view of the world. During the Soviet era, poetry became a dangerous, subversive activity; nevertheless, poets such as Osip Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova continued to defy the censors. This anthology traces Russian poetry from its Golden Age to the modern era, including work by several great poets - Georgy Ivanov and Varlam Shalamov among them - in captivating modern translations by Robert Chandler and others. The volume also includes a general introduction, chronology and individual introductions to each poet. Robert Chandler is an acclaimed poet and translator. His many translations from Russian include works by Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolay Leskov, Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov, while his anthologies of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida and Russian Magic Tales are both published in Penguin Classics. Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and co-founder of the StoSvet literary project. Her most recent collection is 2013's Ophelia i masterok [Ophelia and the Trowel]. Boris Dralyuk is a Lecturer in Russian at the University of St Andrews and translator of many books from Russian, including, most recently, Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry (2014).

Die Spuren meiner Mutter

Roman

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 364116348X

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Mitreißend und berührend: Eine Tochter auf der Suche nach ihrer verschwundenen Mutter Die dreizehnjährige Jenna sucht ihre Mutter. Alice Metcalf verschwand zehn Jahre zuvor spurlos nach einem tragischen Vorfall im Elefantenreservat von New Hampshire, bei dem eine Tierpflegerin ums Leben kam. Nachdem Jenna schon alle Vermisstenportale im Internet durchsucht hat, wendet sie sich in ihrer Verzweiflung an die Wahrsagerin Serenity. Diese hat als Medium der Polizei beim Aufspüren von vermissten Personen geholfen, bis sie glaubte, ihre Gabe verloren zu haben. Zusammen machen sie den abgehalfterten Privatdetektiv Virgil ausfindig, der damals als Ermittler mit dem Fall der verschwundenen Elefantenforscherin Alice befasst war. Mit Hilfe von Alices Tagebuch, den damaligen Polizeiakten und Serenitys übersinnlichen Fähigkeiten begibt sich das kuriose Trio auf eine spannende und tief bewegende Spurensuche – mit verblüffender Auflösung.

Selected Poems

Author: Byron

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960337

Category: Poetry

Page: 880

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Described as 'Mad, bad and dangerous to know' by one of his lovers, Lady Caroline Lamb, Lord Byron was the quintessential Romantic. Flamboyant, charismatic and brilliant, he remains almost as notorious for his life - as a political revolutionary, sexual adventurer and traveller - as he does for his literary work. Yet he produced some of the most daring and exuberant poetry of the Romantic age, from 'To Caroline' and 'To Woman' to the satirical English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, his exotic Eastern tales and the colourful narrative of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, the work that made him famous overnight and gave birth to the idea of the brooding Byronic hero.

Anthologies of British Poetry

Critical Perspectives from Literary and Cultural Studies

Author: Barbara Korte,Ralf Schneider,Stefanie Lethbridge

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042013018

Category: Poetry

Page: 347

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From Tottel's Miscellany (1557) to the last twentieth-century Oxford Book of English Verse (1999), anthologies have been a prime institution for the preservation and mediation of poetry. The importance of anthologies for creating and re-creating the canon of English poetry, for introducing 'new' programmes of poetry, as a record of changing poetic fashions, audience tastes and reading practices, or as a profitable literary commodity has often been asserted. Despite its impact, however, the poetry anthology in itself has attracted surprisingly little critical interest in Britain or elsewhere in the English-speaking world. This volume is the first publication to explore the largely unmapped field of poetry anthologies in Britain. Essays written from a wide range of perspectives in literary and cultural studies, and the point of view of poets, editors, publishers and cultural institutions, aim to do justice to the typological, functional and historical variety with which this form of publication has manifested itself - from early modern print culture to the postmodern age of the world wide web.

The Penguin Book of Classical Indian Love Stories and Lyrics

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351188140

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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A compilation of love stories and poems from the classical literature and folklore of India Set in regions of great natural beauty where Kamadeva, the god of love, picks his victims with consummate ease, these stories and lyrics celebrate the myriad aspects of love. In addition to relatively well-known works like Kalidasa's Meghadutam and Prince Ilango Adigal's Shilappadikaram, the collection features lesser-known writers of ancient India like Damodaragupta (eighth century AD), whose 'Loves of Haralata and Dundarasena' is about a high-born man's doomed affair with a courtesan; Janna (twelfth century), whose Tale of the Glory-Bearer is extracted here for the story of a queen who betrays her handsome husband for a mahout, reputed to be the ugliest man in the kingdom; and the Sanskrit poets Amaru and Mayaru (seventh century), whose lyrics display an astonishing perspective on the tenderness, the fierce passion and the playful savagery of physical love. Also featured are charming stories of Hindu gods and goddesses in love, and nineteenth-century retellings of folk tales from different regions of the country like Kashmir, Punjab, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Both passionate and sensuous in its content, this book is sure to appeal to the romantic in all of us.